The Tableau Specialist exam has been revised – instead of 30 questions with a mix of hands-on and knowledge based questions, it’s now 40 questions with no hands-on questions. In the past the Specialist exam would be taken on a virtual machine, but with the new version you don’t need to actually use Tableau so there’s no
Here’s the Tableau page with the announcement of the move to Pearson: https://www.tableau.com/tableau-certification-faq and here’s Pearson’s Tableau certification page: https://home.pearsonvue.com/tableau.
As soon as I saw the change, I scheduled to take the Specialist exam with Pearson. Technical difficulties! Even after turning off various filtering software and disabling Windows Defender, I could not get the Video Streaming test to pass. I tried on three different computers: my work laptop, my personal laptop, and my wife’s laptop… same result all three times. I even tried connecting at my friend’s place, but I kept getting this:
When I did the system check I could not get by this message. Making matters worse, the chat help was not responsive and I spent more than 15 minutes on hold with Pearson before giving up. I sent an email to the support team.
Update: The support team responded two days later they followed up with this link https://home.pearsonvue.com/op/OnVUE-technical-requirements. I retried the system test without changing anything on my setup this time my system passed. I also heard from a student who finally got the system test to pass. I strongly suspect the problem was on Pearson’s end: